Abortion in America: Trump is Pro-Choice
President Trump may act one way and say things one way, but in his REAL thoughts, in his heart, he believes another way. Why? In one word: politics and re-election.
There is no other better example than abortion, and how the right wing nut cases are pushing to have abortion outlawed across the USA. Since the '70s, the rule of law has been, and rightly so, that it is a woman's choice before 24 weeks of pregnancy has elapsed whether to abort for whatever reason. Having a kid is not only a moral and religious issue for some, but for every woman it IS an economic one and investment of time that never ends whether there is a father or not.
President Trump hates to discuss abortion. At least that is what he truly thought in the '90s if one sees various interviews on Larry King with Trump. Trump clearly stated so and went on to state he has always been pro-choice! It's a woman's right to decide before 24 weeks (6 months). Yet, as president, he has to please his base of 40% that elected him. Hence, he has appointed conservative judges to various levels of U.S. Courts in hopes to overthrow the key abortion decisive legal case from the '70s, Roe v. Wade.
In May of 2019, Alabama passed a Sharia-like ban on abortion, one so Draconian that even if the woman was raped, she cannot get an abortion! Should any medical facility or doctor perform one, they could get 99 years in prison. Other Southern, conservative, narrow-minded states have passed similar laws, in hope that eventually the more conservative Supreme Court will overturn the '70s legal case.
Anything to Get Re-Elected
Trump is willing to go along with all this because, despite his true pro-choice stance, it will please his base and get him re-elected. That is more important than a woman being forced to have a child she does not want or can't afford. Perhaps states that pass these anti-abortion laws should also provide economic support to the mother forced to have the child, such as monetary aid and daycare during the first five years of life.
Having a child is a huge decision for any couple or woman. Men should not be making this decision in government without at least 50% support from women in government. It would be like women deciding if a man should have a vasectomy. Men would have the same response, "It's none of your business." Likewise, men should not decide for women on pregnancy. If a couple is involved, then an agreement should be reached.
Abortion has become religiously based. Right-wing fanatics cite all kinds of religious grounds to support their case, and no doubt, some are hypocrites. Should the issue hit close to their personal lives, they may choose differently. Morally, freedom of choice is the American way on all key issues, so why should those who oppose it impose their morals on others? Most Americans still support abortion by 60%.
Americans should oppose the wave of ultra-conservatism spreading across the USA. It is misguided. Many of these people think Trump is a messenger from God, a man that will keep America within God's graces. This fuels them to force their morality upon all Americans, no different than communism or socialism in that respect.
The minority should not be allowed to impose their morality upon the majority of Americans. Just remember, President Trump personally is pro-choice.